The Sixers held two picks in the 2014 NBA draft, Nos. They went with Joel Embiid with the No. 3 pick and Elfrid Payton with the 10th pick before flipping him to the Orlando Magic for the No. 12 pick, which tuned out to be Dario Saric.
The player affectionately called “The Homie” did not make his debut for the Sixers until the 2016-17 season, as did Embiid. He helped the Sixers make the playoffs in 2018 and he was a good complement to Ben Simmons and Embiid out on the floor.